20 free things to do in metro Atlanta in February

Atlantic Station greenspace (Credit: Draft Kings Fantasy Football Crafts & Drafts Festival)
Credit: Draft Kings Fantasy Football Crafts & Drafts Festival

Looking for exciting events in Atlanta this jam-packed February? From lively Lunar New Year festivals and inspiring Black History Month celebrations to captivating art exhibits and vibrant live music performances, this curated list of 20 free things to do offers a rich and culturally diverse experience. With Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and more adding to the festivities, whether you’re a local or just passing through, these events provide a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in Atlanta’s dynamic and inclusive spirit without breaking the bank.

Roswell Roots: A Festival of Black History and Culture

Check out Roswell Roots, a month-long community-wide festival that commemorates Black History Month, with a mission to educate, make an impact, and foster cultural awareness through inclusive programs and events for all ages.

Location: Roswell; Website: roswell365.com/roswell-roots; Dates: February (all month long)

“Ghosts of Segregation” Exhibit - David J. Sencer CDC Museum

Rich Frishman’s “Ghosts of Segregation” photography exhibit explores the enduring impact of segregation and institutional racism in everyday American architecture, prompting reflection on the nation’s history and the ongoing journey toward social justice and equality.

Location: Druid Hills - 1600 Clifton Rd.; Website: cdc.gov/ghosts; Dates: February (all month long)

Art in the Park - Brook Run Skatepark (Dunwoody)

Explore a captivating Black History Month exhibit on display throughout February at the Brook Run Skate Park.

Location: Dunwoody - 4770 N Peachtree Rd.; Website: dunwoodyga.gov; Dates: February (all month long)

The Andrews Brothers Dueling Piano Shows - Buford

Savor the musical magic of The Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos Show on Thursdays at 37 Main Restaurant and Bar in Buford.

Location: Buford - 37 E Main St. NE; Website: 37main.com; Date: Thursdays (Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 29); Time: 8:30 p.m.

Local Artists Showcase - The Reeves House Visual Arts Center (Woodstock)

Visitors are invited to the Reeves House Education Studio for an Opening Reception, offering a chance to meet the showcased local artists, sip on wine and enjoy live music.

Location: Woodstock - 734 Reeves St.; Website: woodstockarts.org; Date: Friday, Feb. 2; Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

In-Store Kids Workshops - The Home Depot (Multiple Locations)

Join The Home Depot for this month’s Kids Workshop, featuring a Valentine’s Basket crafting event for children (while supplies last).

Locations: Atlanta Locations; Website: homedepot.com/kids; Date: Saturday, Feb. 3; Time: 9 a.m.

Free First Saturday - Dunwoody Nature Center

Join the Dunwoody Nature Center for “Wonderful Wetlands,” where attendees can explore the park’s wetland ecosystem through guided hikes, interactive activities, and arts and crafts.

Location: Dunwoody - 5343 Roberts Dr.; Website: dunwoodynature.org; Date: Saturday, Feb. 3; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.

The Black 14 Film Screening and Panel Discussion - College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame collaborates with three Wyoming Black 14 members for a free screening of “The Black 14: Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls,” a BYU-produced film, followed by a panel discussion highlighting the group’s historic stand for political expression during a pivotal college football and societal moment.

Location: Downtown - 250 Marietta St. NW; Website: cfbhall.com; Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6; Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Black History Month Movie Series - Atlantic Station

Join Atlantic Station for their Black History Month Movie Series, featuring a special screening of “The Color of Friendship” on Feb. 8 and “Remember the Titans” on Feb. 22, highlighting themes of friendship, unity, and triumph over racial divisions through epic and educational films.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com; Dates: Thursday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 22; Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Pajama Concert: Chinese New Year Celebration - Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

Celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve at the Pajama Concert featuring the Vega Quartet. Wear your pajamas, enjoy hot chocolate and revel in the Year of the Dragon festivities.

Location: Druid Hills - 571 South Kilgo Cir. NE; Website: carlos.emory.edu; Date: Friday, Feb. 9; Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Lunar New Year Festival and Nightly Lantern Show - Atlantic Station

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Atlantic Station on Saturday, Feb. 10 with a Lunar New Year festival featuring a Lion Dance, Kung Fu/Tai Chi performance, crafts and more. Also, enjoy a nightly lantern show (through Feb. 12).

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com; Date: Saturday, Feb. 10; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Lunar New Year Celebration - Johns Creek

Enjoy the City of Johns Creek’s Lunar New Year celebration, featuring Taste of Asia and cultural performances that embrace cultural diversity in the community.

Location: Johns Creek - 1930 Bobby Jones Dr.; Website: johnscreekga.gov; Date: Saturday, Feb. 10; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Cobb Trail of the Month Club - Lost Mountain Park (Powder Springs)

If you’re looking to explore the outdoors more, Cobb Parks Natural Resources invites you to their upcoming hike at Lost Mountain Park. You can meet new friends, and learn about plants and animals along the way.

Location: Powder Springs - 4845 Dallas Hwy.; Website: secure.rec1.com/GA; Date: Saturday, Feb. 10; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Super Bowl Market - StillFire Brewing (Suwanee)

Get ready for the big game with StillFire Brewing’s Super Bowl market, offering a vibrant atmosphere filled with 20+ local artisans, live music, a food truck, and more!

Location: Suwanee - 343 US-23; Website: facebook.com; Date: Sunday, Feb. 11; Time: 1 - 6 p.m.

Bradley Observatory Open House - Agnes Scott College (Decatur)

Explore topics in physics and astronomy at Bradley Observatory’s Open House, featuring engaging lectures, planetarium shows, and telescope viewings by Agnes Scott faculty, students, alumni, or local scientists.

Location: Decatur - 220 E. Hancock St.; Website: agnesscott.edu; Date: Friday, Feb. 16; Time: 8 - 10 p.m.

Arbor Day Celebration - Lawrenceville

Join the City of Lawrenceville at Slow Pour Brewing for their annual Arbor Day celebration, offering hands-on tree care workshops, educational activities for kids, a plant sale, a tree dedication ceremony, gardening tips and much more!

Location: Lawrenceville - 407 N Clayton St.; Website: lawrencevillega.org; Date: Saturday, Feb. 17; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Community Board Game Night - Dunwoody

Embrace the nostalgia and make new connections at Board Game Night, a free community event hosted by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust featuring classic and new board games for all ages.

Location: Dunwoody - 4470 N Shallowford Rd.; Website: dunwoodypreservationtrust.org; Date: Saturday, Feb. 17; Time: 5 - 10 p.m.

Atlanta Laughter Yoga - Trolley Barn (Inman Park)

Prepare for laughter and relaxation at Atlanta Laughter Yoga Classes, offering free monthly sessions on the third Tuesday of each month inside the Trolley Barn with outdoor sessions in the garden when the weather permits.

Location: Inman Park - 963 Edgewood Ave. NE; Website: celestegreenelaughs.com; Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20; Time: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Tech Talks Business - Scheller College of Business (Georgia Tech)

Tech Talks Business, hosted by Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, features a conversation with President Ángel Cabrera, exploring the role of higher education in technology and business ecosystems, offering insights into leadership and Georgia Tech’s innovation.

Location: Midtown - 800 W Peachtree St. NW; Website: scheller.gatech.edu; Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20; Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Wellness Series: Yoga - The Battery Atlanta

Enjoy free yoga at The Battery’s Plaza Green from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Be sure to pre-register for the event.

Location: Cumberland - 800 Battery Ave. SE; Website: batteryatl.com/yoga; Date: Monday, Feb. 26; Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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